Shayma Kazmi, MD, RPh
Hematologist-Oncologist & Medical Oncologist
Eastern Regional Medical Center
"I treat each patient exactly how I would want my own family treated. I offer state-of-the-art technologies to treat them, tailor treatment to their goals and earn their trust."
- Shayma Kazmi, MD, RPh
- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Medical Oncology, Hematology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Hematology/Oncology - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Practicing Since: 2007
As a medical oncologist and hematologist-oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Dr. Shayma Kazmi individualizes each patient’s treatment plan to fit their specific needs.
Dr. Kazmi earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy with high honors at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She thereafter completed her medical training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She pursued her passion for oncology and hematology by completing a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute—designated Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and served as a chief fellow her last year of training.
Throughout her training she worked as a pharmacist. She initially joined Hope Community Cancer Center in southern New Jersey and eventually joined CTCA® in 2009 in pursuit of state-of-the-art approaches to cancer treatment.
Throughout her time at CTCA, Dr. Kazmi has conducted multiple clinical trials, including genomic-based trials. She has conducted multiple television interviews, published journal articles on various topics, and lectured to physician and non-physician groups on advances in cancer treatment. She is passionate about new therapeutic options for treatment of various stages of cancer. She was appointed a Woman of Accomplishment in the Yellow Pages of Greater Philadelphia in 2011 and has won the Patient Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award as well.
Dr. Kazmi is board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the Medical Society of New Jersey. Throughout her career, Dr. Kazmi has written abstracts and conducted numerous cancer research studies.
When asked why she chose to join CTCA, Dr. Kazmi explains, “I was looking for a place that not only wanted to administer conventional medicine, such as chemotherapy, but also wanted to treat the entire person, incorporating a variety of therapeutic modalities. This total care model really sets CTCA apart from other cancer hospitals.”
Dr. Kazmi describes the CTCA care model as one in which the patient is the team leader, gently guided by the medical oncologist and other medical team members. “I provide information regarding their disease and treatment options, and offer my expert recommendation," she says. "It is about maintaining open dialogue with patients.”
Between work, time with her husband and being the parent of two young boys, Dr. Kazmi stays busy. She is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati and some Urdu, all languages from India.